Category Archives: 1960

Wrestle Tonight

Long Island Star-Journal – May 13, 1960

Pampero Firpo Skull Murphy 5-13-1960

Pampero Firpo (left) will team with one of the riot-provoking Graham brothers against Skull Murphy (right) and Pat Kelly, mayhem-minded Irishmen, in the best-of-three falls mat feature of Sunnyside Garden’s special non-televised card tonight.

Dillon, Madrid On Saturday’s Wrestling Card

Lakeland Ledger – January 14, 1960

Lakeland wrestling fans will see their favorite villain of the ’59-’60 grapple season in action again Saturday night when Black Jack Dillon tangles with Johnny (Rubberman) Walker in one of the three best-of-three falls events. Continue reading

Women Wrestle Royale Slated Tomorrow Night

Lakeland Ledger – October 28, 1960

There’ll be feminine pulchritude all over the National Guard Armory wrestling arena in the feature event of tomorrow’s wrestling card.

For Promoter Pat O’Hara will offer a five-girl wrestle royal to top the card with pairings for two one-fall bouts to follow being determined by the order of pinning in the royal. Continue reading

Girls Return On Mat Card

St. Petersburg Independent – April 17, 1960

ELLA WALDEK

ELLA WALDEK

A change is on tap for viewers of the grunt and groan sport this Wednesday night, as Miss Ella Waldek and Miss Bonnie Watson return to the local scene to highlight weekly wrestling action at the new Armory. Continue reading

Bonnie Wrestles Sylvia Torres

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – January 19, 1960

Bonnie Watson proved to be the champion of the girl wrestlers Monday night at the American Legion Coliseum.  She and Sylvia Torres were the last two eliminated in a wrestle royal. Continue reading

Calhoun Tops Wrestling Card

The Miami News – December 25, 1960

Haystacks (Country Boy) Calhoun, one of the biggest wrestlers in the business, tops the Miami Beach Auditorium card next Friday.

Calhoun will team with Chief Big Heart in a tag team match against Eddie Graham and Hans Schmidt.  The affair will be a two of three fall one hour bout. Continue reading

Watson, Big Eagle Win Wrestling Bout

The Miami News – December 24, 1960

Bonnie Watson and Chief Big Eagle won the feature wrestling match at the Miami Beach Auditorium, beating Pat Lyda and Pedro Godoy in the best of three falls. Continue reading

For The Record

Bergen NJ Record – October 18, 1960
By Al Del Greco

Willie (the Beard) Gilzenberg retired a year or so ago to Miami Beach but he’s not lolling under palm trees.

“The action’s up here,” said Willie, “and I’ve got to hustle for the buck. How else can I keep my wife Lil in the style to which she is accustomed and my partner, Babe Culnan, with enough scratch to throw away on the gee-gees?” Continue reading

Daddy Lipscomb Returns To Baltimore As Rassler

The Washington Afro-American – March 8, 1960

BALTIMORE

Gene “Big Daddy” Lipscomb, giant All-Pro tackle who has been outstanding with the World Champion Baltimore Colts for the past two years, returns to Baltimore in a new role next Monday night. Continue reading

Grapplers Mix With Fans, Riot Ends Pro Card

Moline Daily Dispatch – December 19, 1960

The Quad-Cities’ first wrestling show in two years ended in a riot Saturday night.

With all four wrestlers from the feature tag-team match going at it with the customers in the aisles at Wharton Field House, the Illinois State Athletic Commission disqualified everybody in sight and declared the match no contest. Continue reading